Damaging Storms Headed to Western Washington

(CBS Seattle) — The National Weather Service is forecasting two storms for the Puget Sound region this weekend, with the second having the potential to be historic.

While the storms begin Thursday, the second storm on Saturday has a one-in-three chance of being extremely damaging, according to the National Weather Service.

The high winds are expected to create extensive damage in the area by knocking down power lines and uprooting trees. With heavy rainfall, rivers across the area expected to rise and potentially cause flooding.

The Saturday system is remnants of a storm formally called Typhoon Songda. As it travels across the Pacific, the storm could aim north and hit Vancouver Island instead, or turn south of Seattle.

On Thursday evening, winds could gust as high as 50 mph and 65mph on the coast.

For more on how to plan, visit here.

Sign up for emergency alerts at and keep these phone numbers handy during this weekend’s storm:

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